My Two Pennies Worth…

Having looked over the reactions of my fellow bloggers, reading the transcript of the speech, and watching various video clips of President Obama’s State of the Union speech, I think I’m going to have to echo Supreme Court Judge Alito’s silent comment:

Not true.  Or at least, not wholly truthful.

I’m not going to mirror the detail and comments of my fellow bloggers except for the following thoughts:

The State of the Union Speech seemed like a retrenching speech, understanding only that a Republican’s victory in Democratic Massachusetts was a smack on the Democrat’s proboscis with a rolled up newspaper, but not any great setback from the agenda that Obama has set for the Congress to complete.  Yes, health care reform was put on the back burner somewhat, but it is still there waiting for some miraculous compromise.  So is cap and trade / climate change legislation.  A greater emphasis was put on the economy and jobs, but the steps that the President wants to take in helping Americans has a great potential in stifling recovery.  But he is still pushing that agenda.  So I have to echo this thought from an election in the not so distant past –

It’s the economy, stupid!

It was always been the economy, not healthcare reform, that concerns Americans.  If we don’t have jobs, then healthcare is almost irrelevant if we don’t have the money to pay for food on the table and a roof over our heads.  With the economy tanking and job losses each month in the hundreds of thousands, did we, as a nation, really give a rat’s behind about health care reform, especially with millions of bribes written into it?  No!!  Passing ill conceived legislation stuffed to the gills with pork concerns Americans because we will have to pay for it!

These inane antics of Congress and the President’s constant breaking of campaign promises does not lend credibility to either institution.  When trillions of dollars are spent freely by the Congress and approved by the President while hard-working people are put out of jobs and still expected to pay the bills just to live, is it any wonder that Tea Party demonstrations were organized across the country?  Haven’t the politicians been paying attention, or are they completely clueless?

Perhaps Scott Brown’s assertions that an elected seat doesn’t “belong” to anyone except the People of the country resonated with Massachusetts’s voters.  I fully expect it to resonate in the upcoming mid-year elections, especially if voters ask themselves if their elected representative represented the will of the People instead of the will of the Party they belong to.  That, my friends, is the beginning of real change that needs to take place in government, and not more flowery speeches by a community organizer playing President.

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About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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13 Responses to My Two Pennies Worth…

  1. The Griper says:

    “…voters ask themselves if their elected representative represented the will of the People instead of the will of the Party they belong to.”

    it has always been my thought that once elected they should drop their poliitical affiliation because it was the party that elected him to compete for the seat but it was the people that elected him to the seat.

  2. Seane-Anna says:

    Good analysis of the Big O’s speech, Tom. It was all pretty much “Not true”, as Alito said. Obama’s learned nothing from the Dem defeat in Massachusetts. He will continue to try and impose his leftist agenda on America; the only thing that will change is his strategy. We, the people, MUST remain vigilant. None of our politicians are trustworthy, but some are more untrustworthy than others. Obama tops that list; his State of the Union speech proved that. Again, good post, Tom.

  3. Z says:

    I’m glad Alito did what he did EXCEPT that the media was able to fixate on the supposed inappropriateness of THAT when Obama’s remark was REALLY HIGHLY inappropriate and probably unethical and, at best, undignified…Of course, they’d never have mentioned that anyway, but it gave them a great place to hide Obama’s error behind, you know?

  4. Ken Taylor says:

    Flowery speeches is all that we get and all tha there is with Obama. This is why he is trying to revive his, “hopey, changey,” campaign for 2010 in an attempt to try and snow ball the people again as he did in 2008. Thank God, most of the people see his for the idiot and charlatan that he is. We need a true leader and not a, “Lecturer in Chief.”

  5. Tom says:

    Griper – That is what is supposed to happen, but the Parties have agendas, and the politicians are beholden to the Parties.

    Seane-Anna – Thank you!

    Z – Predictably, the media focuses on the person that contradicts the “one” instead of what errors the speech contained.

    Ken – Nor a “Campaigner in Chief,” which is what he seems to be.

  6. Indigo Red says:

    Retreanchment was exactly what the SOTU was to do. Seane-Anna is also right, “Obama’s learned nothing from the Dem defeat in Massachusetts.” I hope he remains clueless and continues on exactly as if nothing happened. It all but assures the defeat of Obama and Progressivist power grabs and a return of Republican and Conservative nonsense.

  7. The State of the Union Speech seemed like a retrenching speech, understanding only that a Republican’s victory in Democratic Massachusetts was a smack on the Democrat’s proboscis with a rolled up newspaper, but not any great setback from the agenda that Obama has set for the Congress to complete.

    Spot on!

    BHO was in campaign mode, with the lilts and cadences — and a tinge of desperation as a demagogue tries to hold onto his sway.

    As for his reprimand of SCOTUS during the speech, BHO was waaaay out of line! Shows how much trouble the Dem Party is in, IMO.

  8. Tom says:

    Indigo – What I’m concerned with is the amount of damage this guy can still inflict upon us.

    AOW – I’m just waiting for something to show up in front of the Supreme Court that is of great interest with Obama. Just wonder if they would treat it the same way that Obama treated them.

  9. Joe says:

    To say that Prsident BO did not LEARN the lesson of Massachusetts may not be exactly right. I think he heard and saw the lesson, but cannot believe that he had anything to do with its results. He is incapable of self-examination or self-evaluation and change applies only to what he wants to do to the country. He would never imagine changing anything about himself or his beliefs.

    His snooty arrogance was further revealed in his SOTU address.

  10. Tom says:

    Joe – He can do no wrong, and believes his way is not only the right way, it’s the only way that the country needs to go. I’m really hoping that he’s a one-term President, and the People reclaim their government.

  11. I just did another SOTU speech follow up by looking at Obama’s statement that he is rebuilding trust in government by “excluding” lobbyists.

    I fear the man has a problem with truth telling and doesn’t even know it. That’s dangerous.

  12. Tom says:

    Pasadena – Si!

    Mike – He does know it, he just doesn’t care because he has an agenda to fill.

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